New booklet aims to protect families

It’s just off the press and Bear River Health Department Director Lloyd Berentzen would like to see a copy of its pocket-size Public Health Emergency Guide in every local household.The publication talks about what should be done before, what should be done during and also what should be done after an emergency as far as protecting your health is concerned.Keith Larsen, the department’s Emergency Services Director says it’s like a toolbox that can help people protect their families. “We’ve got the big ones everybody always thinks about: the earthquakes, the bad weather, we’ve got flooding, hazardous materials,” Larsen explained on KVNU’s Crosstalk show Monday. Larsen said the booklet also talks about disease and other public health concerns. “Cache Valley has an air quality issue, occasionally, and we’ve got some information on that. So we’ve tried to put all these public health-related emergencies together so people have something at their finger tips they could use.”Larsen says the emergency guide is available at the health department and you can check the website

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